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Hot Import Nights: Chicago Standings

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With 66% of the Popular Vote, Seed No 1. Chris Hill (2009 Nissan GT-R) wins the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at Hot Import Nights: Chicago at the Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday, July 16, 2016! Stay tuned for his print feature in an upcoming issue of PASMAG!

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HISTORY

HOT IMPORT NIGHTS: CHICAGO - STAGE 1
Jul 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PM CDT

PASMAG is proud to announce its partnership with Hot Import Nights: Chicago at the Hawthorne Race Course (3501 S. Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804 USA) on Saturday, July 16, 2016 (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT). A Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE competition will be added to the event as a unique award category, similar to a "People's Choice" award. Only pre-registered and confirmed competitors of the event are able to participate and join this online, bracket-style, head-to-head challenge on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com (pre-register your vehicle to compete in Hot Import Nights: Chicago HERE). Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU - the automotive enthusiasts, fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage (rounds). The winner of the #TBGLIVE award category receives an exclusive print feature in PASMAG + a chance to win a trip to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a cover feature opportunity! Read HERE for more details.

TOP QUALIFIERS
1. Chris Hill (2009 Nissan GT-R): 137 (A)
2. Vytenis Rauchas (1989 Porsche 944): 42 (A)
3. Norman Galeana (2014 Honda Civic Si): 36 (A)

4. Michael Ross (2003 Chevy Silverado): 27 (A)
5. Chris Thompsen (2005 Mercedes Benz SL500): 23
6. Alan Castro (1990 Nissan Skyline R32): 12
7. Rene Garcia (2013 Dodge Challenger): 3
8. Manuel Arteaga (1994 Honda Civic): 1
(Updated: Jul 13, 2016 @ 12:35 PM CDT)
*(A) - Advances to next stage

The 4 (four) competitors with the highest quantity of votes at the end of Stage 1 will advance to Stage 2!

HOT IMPORT NIGHTS: CHICAGO - STAGE 2
Jul 14, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM CDT

In Stage 2 of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition at Hot Import Nights: Chicago at the Hawthorne Race Course, the voters have spoken and selected 4 (four) competitors to advance from Stage 1 (scroll down to see history)! Now in the Battle Stages, in BATTLE 1 we see Seed No 1. Chris Hill (2009 Nissan GT-R) against Seed No 4. Michael Ross (2003 Chevy Silverado SS), and in BATTLE 2 we see Seed No. 2. Vytenis Rauchas (1989 Porsche 944) against Seed No 3. Norman Galeana (2014 Honda Civic Si). The voting polls for Stage 2 are open between July 14 @ 12:00 PM and July 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM CDT, and the winner of each battle advances to Stage 3 (the final round). Your vote matters!

BATTLE 1
1. Chris Hill (2009 Nissan GT-R): 97 (A)
4. Michael Ross (2003 Chevy Silverado): 46

BATTLE 2
2. Vytenis Rauchas (1989 Porsche 944): 43 (A)
3. Norman Galeana (2014 Honda Civic Si): 39
(Updated: Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:15 PM CDT)
*(A) - Advances to next stage

The competitors with the highest quantity of votes at the end of Stage 2 in each battle will advance to Stage 3!

HOT IMPORT NIGHTS: CHICAGO - STAGE 3
Jul 16, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

In Stage 3 (the final round) of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition at Hot Import Nights: Chicago at the Hawthorne Race Course, Seed No 1. Chris Hill (2009 Nissan GT-R) will be battling for votes against Seed No 2. Vytenis Rauchas (1989 Porsche 944). Similar to the initial stages, voting is enabled online but this time on Instagram and Twitter. To vote for your favorite competitor, create a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter (use a photo or video of his vehicle) with the announced hashtag (below) in the caption field. Only 1 (one) new hashtag mention will be counted per Instagram/Twitter user. Stage 3 voting polls will be open on Saturday, July 16, 2016 between 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM CDT, and the winner will be announced during the award ceremony. Now it's your turn to make a difference! Your vote matters!

BATTLE 3
1. Chris Hill (2009 Nissan GT-R): 66% (W)
2. Vytenis Rauchas (1989 Porsche 944): 34%
(Updated: Jul 18, 2016 @ 5:03 PM CDT)
*(W) - Winner of the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category and a print feature in PASMAG!

The competitor with the highest quantity of voters at the end of Stage 3 wins the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at Hot Import Nights: Chicago!

WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG + A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP WITH THEIR VEHICLE TO THE 2016 SEMA SHOW IN LAS VEGAS, NV AND A COVER FEATURE OPPORTUNITY!

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HOW TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STAGE?
When the Battle Stages begin, competitors must obtain votes on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com. Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU - the fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage. At the end of each stage, the competitor with the highest number of votes will advance to the next Stage.

HOW TO VOTE?
In the elimination stages, visitors to the Tuner Battlegrounds website simply log-in with their existing Facebook account credentials using the integrated Facebook Login widget. Once logged in, visitors can vote for their favorite competitor(s) by clicking the star on the top of a competitor profile page when enabled (see Schedule). Voting is limited to 1(one) vote per Facebook account per 24 hours of the posted qualified competitors. In the Final Stage, create a new post (text, photo, video) on Instagram and/or Twitter using the announced hashtag. Voting is limited to 1 (one) vote per Instagram/Twitter account. Vote totals reset to 0 (zero) at the end of each stage.

FINAL STAGE
The Top Two (2) competitors will battle against each other on-site at a dedicated Tuner Battlegrounds booth (if one is provided) at the event by gathering votes online. Similar to previous stages, the competitors are encouraged to campaign for votes by generating a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter with a dedicated hashtag, which is announced before the final stage of voting.

ARE VOTERS REWARDED?
Voters have the opportunity to win an assortment of items from PASMAG - event tickets, stickers, key-chains, magazines, t-shirts, sponsorship opportunities with partners, and much more (to be announced). Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Instagram.

For Rules & Regulations, follow this link: www.tunerbattlegrounds.com/rules-and-regulations.

SCHEDULE
STAGE 1: ELIMINATION
Jul 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PM CDT

STAGE 2: TOP 4
Jul 14, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM CDT

STAGE 3: TOP 2
Jul 16, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Winner will be announced Saturday, July 16, 2016 @ Award Ceremony.

  WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG + A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO THE 2016 SEMA SHOW IN LAS VEGAS AND A COVER FEATURE OPPORTUNITY!

#TBGLIVE BATTLE
Hot Import Nights: Chicago
Hawthorne Race Course
3501 S. Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804 USA
Saturday, July 16, 2016  @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

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